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This story was produced as a project for the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism’s 2018 California Fellowship.  
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City heat is a growing public health threat. It kills 60 to 70 Angelenos every summer. Even though heat causes more deaths and medical problems than most other natural disasters, it’s rarely identified as the culprit.
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Sexually exploited minors are often arrested on prostitution charges and put behind bars. But in one LAPD unit, officers are trained to recognize exploited teens and put them in touch with social services, instead of juvenile court.

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This post discusses David Sklar's memoir about his mid-life search for meaning and return to a village in rural Mexico where he had learned to become a doctor decades earlier.

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